Specialist Tax News

Reducing Your Capital Gains Tax Bill

If you are expecting to pay CGT at the new rate of 28% on all or part of a capital gain on a sale in the current tax year, there may be scope to reduce the rate. This involves making a contribution to your pension scheme or a donation to a charity.It works by reducing your taxable income for all purposes – including the rule that says your rate of CGT is found by adding the gain to your taxable income. If the latter does not exceed the basic rate band of £37,400 it means that some or all of the gain is taxed at 18% instead of 28%.